Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is an Ontario Statute that was enacted in 1990 and covers government institutions, universities, among other public institutions. Most recently, the Ontario Hospitals via the Ontario Hospital Association, requested the Ontario Government to extend the application of FIPPA to Ontario Hospitals in order demonstrate the sector’s deep and continuing commitment to transparency and accountability. In December 2010, the Ontario Government enacted the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, which extended the application of FIPPA to Ontario Hospitals as of January 01, 2012.
FIPPA is a statute with two Principles:
Members of the public can request access to hospital records by making a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request. Types of records that hospital maintains relates to Hospital Budget, Minutes and agendas and other records such as policies and procedures.
For access to your own medical records visit: Medical Records